My interview with the ABC 7:30 report

By |2017-12-11T13:42:08+11:00September 29th, 2016|Advocacy, Help, Professional, Television|

(View the story online http://www.abc.net.au/7.30/content/2016/s4547621.htm) Tune in tonight for my interview in regard to navigating practitioners with a chronic illness. On the ABC's 7:30 report (yes, on ABC at 7:30) Patient's have [...]

Back on the treatment trail

By |2017-12-11T16:29:24+11:00August 11th, 2015|Help, My treatment, Professional|

So someone got talking to someone on a plane (you know how that story goes, your eyes begin to glaze over because you're in pain thinking 'if this friend tells me I need to meet someone and sustain a new friendship, I'm going to punch him' - but in the end, it works out that you wished you had sat next to that someone on the plane, and you meet that person and you wished you had met them a very long time ago (like eight years ago for me).

Pelvic Pain Foundation of Australia’s Melbourne launch

By |2017-12-11T15:12:07+11:00March 25th, 2015|Advocacy, Blog, Help, Professional|

I was thrilled to be invited to The Pelvic Pain Foundation of Australia (PPFA)'s Melbourne launch last night. I originally met Dr Susan Evans when I was invited to present my patient story at AIM Pain 2014. I had cyber met Dr Evans prior, asking if I could include her details on this website, in fact I've 'e-met' many pain professionals this way. I never dreamt that one day they may all be in the one room together, all of us advocating for pelvic pain and helping start up a National organisation that addresses pelvic pain for women AND MEN. Needless to say, last night I went on a magic carpet ride!

A new workers compensation programme in South Australia

By |2017-12-11T16:15:33+11:00May 16th, 2014|Help, Professional, Support, Work / System|

I met Rosemary McKenzie-Ferguson advocating an online forum for injured workers. She spoke in a way I'd never heard before, she spoke to me about support, empathy and trust, the ways an [...]

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